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Old 12-31-2007, 02:54 AM   #1
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KOVID THANK YOU!!!

As a recent owner of the PRS-505, I did not understand the full benefit of your application until I started experimenting.

To be frank, my reading experience would not even be close to what it is, if it where not for your efforts ..

For this, I thank you !

I am a stickler for perfection. One area I seem to muck up is creating a LRF from txt and jpg. Obviously your interpreter does not know chapter heading in order to make line breaks etc .. whereas in html it works really well ..

Two questions if I may
1) I have noticed really nice conversion tools (behind the scenes exe's the GUI uses) but do not seem to find a txt2html.exe. This would be perfect to create a standard converted html doc, which I could then tag with chapter headings (Tried this with word and it stuffed the document up with unnessary tags and rubbish!) and then convert to lrf .. Am I missing it ?

2) Is there actually a way to edit an LRF? Obviously Q1 assumes not, but I just though I ask


I love your work !!

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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Glad you find it useful. The command markdown-libprs500 will convert txt to html. No there is no easy way to edit LRF files I'm afraid.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thank you Sir - I shall use that command and then edit the html to put the appropriate tags in !!

Happy New Year to you ...
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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Kovid ..

Sorry to bug again .. could you give me an example command please

i tried markdown-libprs500 d:\c.txt -f d:\c.html but it gave me errors

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Old 12-31-2007, 02:30 PM   #5
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Hmm works for me on linux. What errors does it give you?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:41 AM   #6
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Don't worry about it .. It complained about utf-8 code. If you would like the exact error again Im happy to run it ..

i did however find I could place h tags directly into txt files and your conversion worked perfectly !!! so problem solved ...

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Old 01-13-2008, 05:07 AM   #7
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A massive thanks from me as well for kovid.

Have just converted .lit to .lrf.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:05 AM   #8
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:34 PM   #9
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Kovid, I just installed your tool today and am playing with it now and man, you are genius. This is the tool that Sony wishes it created. Its elegant to look at and it does it all and I am sure I haven't even scratched the surface.

I am sitting here loading my books now. I noticed you have a ticket for an upcoming release to support adding a folder to import data. Can I suggest taking it one step further to folders and their subfolders? I found my list of ebooks confusing so I sorted them into subfolders within my overall folder. I did this because the Sony software sucks so badly, but I also feel like it winds up looking more orderly. If you can load by folder, could you consider adding in the contents of subfolders too?

I also noticed, because i am a moron sometimes, that you can add the same book to the library multiple times. Adding in the check to see if it is already there might be problematic in implementaton, but I wanted to put that out there as well.

Look for my donation to your awesome software once the bill from the holidays is settled. I've never been so excited to settle a bill before.

you rock.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #10
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Glad you like it. Always a pleasure to hear from satisfied users

The import filter is going to be a recursive import. As for not adding the same book twice, good idea, open a ticket for it so I don't forget.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:07 PM   #11
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I added it. #471.
Another interesting thing I just saw... I keep most of my stuff over on a secondary partition. If I like it, its over there so if my OS gets wonky (its a windows PC), I don't lose the other drive. My c drive is always notoriously full and i just can't be bothered to partitionmagic my way around it. I put the db itself onto my F (data) drive, but the news feeds seem to want to go over onto my c drive anyway which throws an error. does it store it on the root drive by default? (this may be my reason to partitionmagic the bad boy afterall... once i saw i can read the economist over here!)
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:23 PM   #12
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The news feeds use a temporary directory that ends up on the C:\ drive. You can control it by setting one of the following environment variables

TMPDIR, TEMP or TMP
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:38 AM   #13
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when i do this it tells me that it is unable to find a connected ebook reader. Should it matter if it is hooked up to change the tempdir folder?
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:02 PM   #14
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Not as far as I know.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #15
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Maybe I am doing something wrong then. From cmd window, i am switching to the libprs500 directory and typing "prs500.exe tmpir F:\My Documents\libprs500"

error about having the reader connected.

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